Sunday, 11 June 2017

Whatever you do

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going. – Ecclesiastes 9.10

When we are young we think we have all the time in the world. Our future lies ahead of us, We have plenty of time to do what we need to do. Life is full of potential.

But when we get a little older we realise how short life really is. We realise that time is fleeting and we only have so much to do what we are going to do. The time is coming when we are not going to be able to do any more.

That is why the Bible says, on a pretty regular basis, that we need to be busy and diligent in the tasks set before us. We can’t afford to be lax or lethargic or lackadaisical about the work we need to do.

Solomon writes that we are to do our work with all our might. Paul says we are to do all we do to the glory of God. Paul also writes that we should we should be working while it is day because the night is coming when no one can work. We are told to be about redeeming the times.

I know that we have to come apart and rest a while, but if we are not careful that coming apart can be our routine.  That is not part of God’s plan.

We ought to serve our Lord with all our might. We ought to take care of our families with all our might. We ought to do our jobs with all our might. We ought to love God and love each other with all our might. We ought to serve others with all our might.

And we ought to do them all for the glory of God.

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